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Marlins vs. Mets: Start time, how to watch and game thread—July 31, 2022

Pablo López and Taijuan Walker will start Sunday’s Marlins vs. Mets game at LoanDepot Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (49) throws a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Great American Ball Park. David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (47-54, -28 RD) vs. Mets (63-37, +92 RD) game thread. The late, great José Fernández would have been celebrating his 30th birthday today.

This could be the final time Pablo López pitches for the Marlins. I hope they decide to keep him while utilizing other strengths/surpluses of the organization to improve.

Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The sixth inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through August 7.

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Brandon Nimmo (125 wRC+ this season, 109 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. SS Francisco Lindor (117, 125)
  3. 1B Pete Alonso (149, 139)
  4. DH Daniel Vogelbach (120, 156)
  5. 2B Jeff McNeil (118, 34)
  6. RF Tyler Naquin (101, 79)
  7. LF Mark Canha (121, 129)
  8. 3B Luis Guillorme (113, 96)
  9. C Patrick Mazeika (38, 31)

RHP Taijuan Walker (150 ERA+ this season, career 108 ERA+)

Notes: This will be Walker’s fourth time facing the Fish this season. Each of the previous three were quality starts.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. 3B Joey Wendle (113 wRC+ this season, 101 wRC+ over last 30 days)
  2. SS Miguel Rojas (83, 72)
  3. 1B Lewin Díaz (90, 160)
  4. DH Jesús Aguilar (98, 86)
  5. CF JJ Bleday (67, 67)
  6. RF Bryan De La Cruz (76, 88)
  7. LF Jesús Sánchez (90, 83)
  8. 3B Charles Leblanc (177, 177)
  9. C Jacob Stallings (53, 46)

RHP Pablo López (135 ERA+ this season, career 111 ERA+)

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Stallings in, Nick Fortes out

Additional Notes: Could we be witnessing Jake Fishman’s major league debut in the later innings?...I still think there’s better than a 50% chance of López getting dealt before Tuesday’s deadline, but hoping to be proven wrong!

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida (Paul Severino and Tommy Hutton) or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami. Out-of-market fans can stream the game on MLB.TV.

Noah Berger and Louis Addeo-Weiss are at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@Trainboy100 and @addeo_louis00) for player interviews and in-game updates. Louis will handle the game recap article.

All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.

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